Marriott International has announced plans to take over and operate the Almasa Royal Palace hotel property as a St. Regis in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital east of Cairo.
The announcement was made at a joint press event with the National Authority for Management and Investment (NAMI), which was attended by the advisor to the president of Egypt for financial affairs, General Mohamed Amin Ibrahim Nasr, Marriot’s group president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Liam Brown, CEO of NAMI, Colonel Waleed Samy Salama, and Marriott’s president and managing director for the Middle East & Africa, Alex Kyriakidis.
The massive hotel contains 343 total units on site, including 14 villas, 60 apartments, 90 suites, 270 rooms, and 20 food and beverage sites, in addition to standard amenities such as pools (indoor and outdoor), a gym, spa, and clubhouse. The property is also adjacent to a 42,000-square-foot convention center complex, the largest in Egypt.
Marriott aims to complete the property’s rebranding and transformation into a St. Regis by the end of the Q2 2020.